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Broken hydraulic brake

Old 04-27-07, 08:42 PM
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Broken hydraulic brake

So I had a gnarly crash yesterday and my front brake/handle/reservoir broke in half (basically need a total replacement). I want to replace it but without spending too much money, I found a pair on ebay but dont know how to install hydraulic disc brakes on my own. Any advice?
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Old 04-28-07, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by slyguy8810
So I had a gnarly crash yesterday and my front brake/handle/reservoir broke in half (basically need a total replacement). I want to replace it but without spending too much money, I found a pair on ebay but dont know how to install hydraulic disc brakes on my own. Any advice?
What kind of hydraulics?

You will need a replacement crush washers or brass insert to put on the hydraulic tube depending on your setup. You will also need a bleed kit with the appropriate fittings for your brakes.

After you have the right parts, the bleeding process really isnt too hard. Basically, you force fluid through the line from the lowest point, while catching the excess fluid at the highest point, and wait till no more air bubbles are coming out. The whole time you have to make sure to keep your rotors and pads PERFECTLY clean and not to spill any fluid. The tinyest bit of brake fluid on your pads will ruin them. I usually remove my pads while bleeding and clean the rotors afterwards just to be sure.
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